Ferguson was waived by the Knicks on Sunday. The Knicks acquired Ferguson from Philadelphia at the deadline but never intended to keep the athletic wing around long-term. Ferguson saw action in 13 contests for the Sixers, logging two points, one rebound, two assists and a steal in 49 total minutes. Assuming he clears waivers, Ferguson will become an unrestricted free agent.
The Knicks acquired Ferguson on Thursday as part of a three-team trade involving the 76ers and Thunder, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Philadelphia will receive George Hill (thumb) and Ignas Brazdeikis in the trade, while Oklahoma City will acquire Tony Bradley, Austin Rivers and 2025 and 2026 second-round picks. From New York's perspective, the deal is essentially a swap of Ferguson for Rivers -- who hasn't been part of the rotation in recent weeks -- and Brazdeikis, a developmental prospect who has scarcely seen the court through two NBA seasons. Ferguson likely won't have much clearer of a path to the rotation than Rivers and Brazdeikis did, as RJ Barrett, Reggie Bullock (ankle), Alec Burks, Immanuel Quickley, Derrick Rose, Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina will likely all rank ahead of Ferguson in the pecking order at either guard or small forward. Since being drafted by the Thunder in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft, Ferguson has been highly unproductive from a fantasy standpoint, averaging 4.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 19.6 minutes per game over 204 career appearances.
Ferguson was active for Tuesday's 119-111 win over the Kings, but he didn't see the court in a coach's decision. Ferguson had missed the 76ers' previous five games while waiting to clear the NBA's health and safety protocols for COVID-19. Though he was good to go Tuesday, he remained outside of head coach Doc Rivers' rotation, which has been the case for much of the season.
Ferguson (COVID-19 protocols) is no longer listed on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against Sacramento. Ferguson missed time due to the league's health and safety protocols, but he'll be available Tuesday if called upon.
Ferguson (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Saturday against the Nets. Ferguson will miss yet another game due to the league's health and safety protocols. It's not yet clear when he could return.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||62||110||41.4||64||34.0||20||74.1||304||4.90||496|